Outreach

Agricultural Science Talks in Spanish for Students of the Agricultural Specialized Vocacional High School of Corozal, Puerto Rico

 

During the month of March 2021, we developed a series of online educational talks involving diverse agriculture scientific fields in Spanish for the students of the Agricultural Specialized Vocacional High School of Corozal, Puerto Rico. Our talks included topics on plant pathology, animal science, agricultural technology and machinery, food science, agronomy, and soil science.

The volunteers that participated in providing these talks include WAgS Co-Founders Marlia Bosques-Martinez and Noelymar Gonzalez-Maldonado whose talks focused on principles of disease and pest management in crops and also the basics soil science and soil health respectively. 

 

Also, Patricia Cordero-Irizarry, also a member of our team, explained the dynamic discipline of Agronomy. 

In addition, we had the amazing collaboration of invited guest speaker Alana Bayne who talked to students about the exciting discipline of Food Science.

Finally, we had the great collaboration of Agronomist and Farmer Miguel Rosario, owner of Ricura Caribeña Farm in Puerto Rico, who educated students on the discipline of applied agricultural technology and machinery. 

Finally, we had the great collaboration of Agronomist and Farmer Miguel Rosario, owner of Ricura Caribeña Farm in Puerto Rico, who educated students on the discipline of applied agricultural technology and machinery. 

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Women in Ag Science Panel 

 

This past March 2, 2020, #WomenInAgScience hosted its first panel at The Ohio State University’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. With 5 distinguished guest speakers, Dr. Christine Sprunger, Dr. Laura Lindsey, Dr. Marília Chiavegato, Dr. Mary Ann Rose, and Hort. Pamela Poeth, and over 20 attendees including the Wooster Campus, we talked about the issues that we face in graduate school and in the work environment such as insecurity, loneliness, fear, and how to handle life’s uncertainties. The speakers shared words of advice and encouraged younger women to follow their passion, pursue their dreams, and just GO FOR IT! Don’t let anything or anyone stop you

 

Thanks again to our panelists and our attendees!  Photo credit goes to Nall Moonilall

Women in Ag Science Open House in the Wooster Science Café

On Tuesday, September 3rd from 7 pm-8:30 pm, WAGS participated at the 5th Anniversary Celebration Open House of the Wooster Science Café. This activity was a celebration of science with various science-interested folks in the Wooster community coming together to talk about and experience science. This was an opportunity to let the community know what types of research are going on locally. Science demonstrations were showcased as visitors mingled with the scientists. Women In Ag Science showcased their efforts with their active platform. This was done by showing excerpts of past interviews, as well as educational material of their mission and vision. Alongside WAGS, an interactive demonstration on plant pathology was held by co-founder, Marlia Bosques-Martínez.

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